Jon McMichael, KOAA News 5

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KOAA News 5

Colorado Springs, CO, United States

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Past articles by Jon:

Wild and Fast: Leadville celebrates 75 years of skijoring

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to throw on a pair of skis and get towed behind a horse at ludicrous speeds, Leadville has you covered with its tradition of skijoring. → Read More

Trombone Christmas takes the stage (by horn)

At the end of each year, the Bare Bones Trombone choir invites any and all trombonists to join the chorus and contribute, via melodic brass tunes, to the holiday spirit of the Pikes Peak region. → Read More

The sweetest corner in Black Forest

With a caramel-centric pop-up boutique landing (for a couple months) right next to an established honey/tea cottage in Black Forest; a new, sweet central has been created out in the pines. → Read More

Lumberjack games take over Colorado's high country

After a two year absence, the Man of the Cliff festival roars back to life in Colorado's high country with crowds decked in flannel, boisterous laughter abounding, and lumberjack games aplenty. → Read More

Trinidad's Fox West Theatre continues journey of restoration

The Fox West Theatre in Trinidad, a historical landmark operated from 1908 through 2012, is continuing to undergo massive renovations including the addition of two new businesses within the edifice. → Read More

Calling Mother Nature for all your leaf peeping needs

The city offices in Cripple Creek are annually flooded with calls as leaf peepers look to find out when the best time to visit might be; this year Mother Nature is taking those calls. → Read More

Colorado Springs middle schooler authors book of jokes

Aiming to provide an extra dose of positivity to the world at large, Colorado Springs middle schooler William Daniel has authored a book, You're Joking Me: Jokes for Kids, by a Kid. → Read More

Artocade Returns: Massive art car parade takes over Trinidad

The second weekend of September saw around 70 unique art cars, running the gamut from wacky and whimsical to eclectic and bizarre, descend upon the town of Trinidad for a massive parade. → Read More

Herkimer Returns: the world's largest beetle returns home

After more than a month of restoration and reassembly, the enormous 16x10-foot beetle statue known as Herkimer has made a return to the side of State Highway 115. → Read More

Antonito hosts impressive and unique gathering of 19th century locomotives

The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is hosting one of the world's largest gatherings of 19th steam locomotives. The Victorian Iron Horse Roundup has railroad fans traveling from all over the United States to witness something that hasn't been seen for more than 140 years. → Read More

Happy Hour Donuts stays the sweet course

Gourmet donut enthusiasts Gabby and Ryan Main started Happy Hour Donuts during the back half of 2020 and now, through partnerships with local businesses and distilleries, are continuing to make strides in the field of sweet treats flavored with booze. → Read More

Juniper Valley Ranch jumps into 70th season

Juniper Valley Ranch, family-owned and operated since its inception in 1951, is open and settling into its 70th season of home-style meals and family-oriented interactions. → Read More

Life seen through a camera's lens: 15 years of sunsets together

Joe and Kimmie Randall have been capturing Colorado through photographs for about 15 years. They work side by side, in cordial competition, dedicated to stepping away from the pell-mell pace of life to be surrounded by quiet beauty and each other's company. → Read More

Goat Patch Brewing gives back to the community

Goat Patch Brewing has been giving back to the surrounding community since it was founded, each Tuesday evening donating a portion of proceeds to a local non-profit organization. Even though times are tough due to COVID, this team continues to help. → Read More

Bread & Butter Market adapting to neighborhood needs

Bread and Butter Neighborhood Market is up, running, and already taking in community feedback in order to adapt and best meet the needs of those living and working nearby. → Read More

Famed Manitou Coffin Races canceled for 2020

The infamous Emma Crawford Coffin Races have been called off for 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. However, the Manitou Chamber of Commerce is working to keep the spirit of this longstanding tradition alive with a gauntlet of other activities that everyone can enjoy. → Read More

Car show turned cruise supports Alzheimer's research

Droves of drivers behind the wheels of hundreds of automobiles spent their Sunday cruising through Old Colorado City, Manitou, and Colorado Springs showing off custom builds and classic cars to anyone and everyone. → Read More

We're Open Colorado: COSILOVEYOU working to provide free meals to healthcare workers

COSILOVEYOU is partnering with several Springs local churches to start providing free food truck meals to our healthcare workers throughout the summer of 2020. → Read More

We're Open Colorado: ActivArmor works to create custom medical masks

ActivArmor, known for their work in 3D imaging and printing of casts and splints are working to provide custom scanned and printed masks to help everyone stay safe. → Read More

We're Open Colorado: Aspen Auto Clinic helps out medical personnel

Aspen Auto Clinic is working hard to ensure everyone currently has access to reliable transportation and is helping to support medical personnel with free oil changes. → Read More